“That’s a magic fountain,” said the agonized local, “you shouldn’t fidget with it. During the last pandemic it kept everyone who washed their hands here healthy.”
“Don’t worry about it. This is just a routine inspection,” replied the official as his colleagues were uprooting the water filter that had been present for ages.
Three Weeks Later:
News Flash: Cure for Deadly Virus Found in Herbs under ‘Miracle Fountain’
The photo prompt has been given by Ceayr at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The word prompt (Routine) has been given by GirlieOnTheEdge hosted by Denise Farley.